12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day Two: Win Direct Trade coffee or buy as a gift

Santa Cruz’s Community Agroecology Network is offering a great coffee and chocolate gift package for the holidays

It’s Day Two of Santa Cruz Restaurant Examiner/Santa Cruz Foodie’s “12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!” See end of article for how to win a great coffee and chocolate prize. And if you haven’t finished (or started…) your holiday shopping, here’s a special item to consider for coffee or chocolate lovers and/or direct trade fans on your gift list.


It’s a holiday package from Santa Cruz’s CAN (Community Agroecology Network) that supports small-scale coffee farmers in Nicaragua and Mexico. This season, the gift package costs $22 and shipping is free. It includes one pound of AgroEco coffee roasted by Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company (your choice of Nicaraguan light or dark roast, or Veracruz dark roast) plus 5.5 ounces of chocolate-covered espresso beans and a holiday card.

Order the package here. For delivery by Christmas, you need to order by Dec. 14. If you order by Dec. 21, you are guaranteed delivery by New Year’s. When you buy this package, you can add an (optional) donation to the Youth Leadership Project Fund in the amount of $5, $10, or $20. This supports CAN International Youth Network for Food Security, a two-year initiative that targets the youth population of rural communities in Mexico and Central America, giving them skills, techniques, and knowledge to create locally-owned businesses that will provide support to CAN’s ongoing agroecology-based food security projects. AgroEco®Coffee is the product of a collaboration among small-scale coffee farmer cooperatives, coffee roasters, university scientists, and CAN. Through this collaboration, farmers receive technical support, ongoing ecological monitoring, and evaluation of sustainable farming practices.




Reminder: as I mentioned yesterday, during the entire “12 Days of Christmas” promotion, each person can only win one prize.

CAN is giving away one holiday coffee/chocolate package worth $22.

To enter, email your name to tfatemiwalker@yahoo.com and include the words “Holiday Direct Trade Coffee.”

Or post a comment to this article on my Facebook page “www.facebook.com/SantaCruzFoodieExaminer.”

Either way, the entry deadline is Fri. Dec. 14 at 6 p.m.

The drawing will take place that evening; the winner will be notified via email and CAN will mail them the prize.